In our last installment, I went on at some length about Leg Hair and how the stinkin’ heck to get rid of it.
I gave a short recipe for concocting a truly all-natural sugar “wax,” which went as follows:
3 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon water
As I went to mix that up and throw it on the stove, I realized, “Those amounts are ridiculous.” While a total of 7 tablespoons of ingredients might work well for those waxing an upper lip, we’re talking legs here. Too, a lot of the liquid will boil away.
Let me warn you ahead of time: There are pictures of my pasty-white, hairy legs ahead. Brace yourselves; it’s not pretty.
I’ll admit it, folks; I can’t carry off not shaving my legs.
I feel too self-conscious, too grody. To be honest, I wish I didn’t give a damn whether people noticed my dark brown leg hair blowing in the breeze in this early spring weather, but man… I do.
My little hens are now almost three and a half weeks old, and HOLY COW how they’ve grown. They look like miniature chickens!
When I first met them, they looked like this:
Now? They’re nearly a third of their eventual full sizes!
Spring has arrived really, really early here in central Michigan. Temperatures have consistently been in the 60’s and 70’s for a couple of weeks, which is just… crazy. Typically, we have good snows in March. Heck, last year at this time, it didn’t often get much above 30 degrees. We’re easily a month ahead of schedule. I hope we don’t get a vicious cold snap, which will kill the emerging insects, buds, and flowers.
This is a chart of temperatures automatically measured and recorded outside our house:
Because we went from 25 degrees to 70 degrees in literally the span of a week, spring has caught me with my pants down, gardening-wise, and I spent the weekend frantically stuffing seeds into trays.
Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway, and for all the great uses you left in the comments! I wish I could give you all a jar of this stuff, man; it’s truly spectacular. But! I’ll be having another giveaway of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil next month, so watch this space!
If you can’t quite wait that long to try this fabulous stuff, you can always buy it online, too!
Without further ado, here is the winner out of 954 entries:
Hi folks –
For the last, oh, long time, I’ve been horribly remiss in posting much of anything useful here, as I’ve been hyper-focused elsewhere. Today, that changes.
Because I appreciate each and every one of you, I’m giving away a 32-ounce jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil!
But first, let me tell you about how much I love Tropical Traditions coconut oil, and how I use it around The Unlikely Homestead (if you absolutely couldn’t care less, you can scroll down to the RaffleCopter widget and start entering.) There are also some terrific ideas in the comments from readers!
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Once I get to know it better, I’ll write more about it. For now, I am in love with their design, their philosophies, and the products look fantastic. Adrienne really recommends them, too.